Barry Kay, internationally acclaimed stage and costume designer, photographer, born 1932 Melbourne Australia, died 1985 London England
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Cain and Abel / Kain und Abel – scenery designs





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Cain and Abel
    Stage
    Scenery
Barry Kay preliminary drawings of scenery designs for CAIN AND ABEL / KAIN UND ABEL; ballet choreography Kenneth MacMillan; music Andrzej Panufnik; Ballet of the Deutsche Oper Berlin; world première 1 November 1968


Barry Kay preliminary drawings of scenery designs for CAIN AND ABEL / KAIN UND ABEL; ballet choreography Kenneth MacMillan; music Andrzej Panufnik; Ballet of the Deutsche Oper Berlin; world première 1 November 1968



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Tentative ideas
for the set


Feltpen drawings on layout paper
image: 7.5 x 11 cm; 3 x 4.3 in ea



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Barry Kay preliminary drawings of scenery designs for CAIN AND ABEL / KAIN UND ABEL; ballet choreography Kenneth MacMillan; music Andrzej Panufnik; Ballet of the Deutsche Oper Berlin; world première 1 November 1968

Preliminary drawing
brush; tempera and watercolour
on layout paper
14.5 x 21.5 cm; 5.7 x 8.5 in


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Barry Kay projected scenery design for CAIN AND ABEL / KAIN UND ABEL; ballet choreography Kenneth MacMillan; music Andrzej Panufnik; Ballet of the Deutsche Oper Berlin; world première 1 November 1968

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Projected set design

Drawing
brush, collage; gouache, watercolour and painted paper appliqué on Bristol board; 29.5 x 47 cm; 11.6 x 18.5 in

This striking design is one of the variants Barry Kay created for this ballet. A setting based on a black & white scheme, as featured below, was finally chosen as a more suitable match for the costumes.



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Barry Kay final scenery design for CAIN AND ABEL / KAIN UND ABEL; ballet choreography Kenneth MacMillan; music Andrzej Panufnik; Ballet of the Deutsche Oper Berlin; world première 1 November 1968



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Final set design

Drawing
brush, collage, appliqué; gouache, watercolour, oil crayon; paper, metallic foil on drawing paper; 49.5 x 78 cm; 19.5 x 30.7 in

Ballet of the Deutsche Oper Berlin
Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bismarckstraße, Charlottenburg
World premiére 1 November 1968



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Barry Kay final scenery design for CAIN AND ABEL / KAIN UND ABEL; ballet choreography Kenneth MacMillan; music Andrzej Panufnik; Ballet of the Deutsche Oper Berlin; world première 1 November 1968



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A two-dimensional
rendering of the model

An in-house blueprint serving as reference for workshops, prop management and stage crew.



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Cain and Abel set and costume designs by Barry; Ballet, Comedy, Dance, Drama, Opera, Play, Revue; also Photographic Opus    Cain and Abel set and costume designs by Barry; Ballet, Comedy, Dance, Drama, Opera, Play, Revue; also Photographic Opus    Cain and Abel set and costume designs by Barry; Ballet, Comedy, Dance, Drama, Opera, Play, Revue; also Photographic Opus      end of Cain and Abel page cycle - return to Ballet design index

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